Rosberg predicts Hamilton will `bounce back` for F1 title

Johannesburg: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has insisted that he is enjoying his winning streak, but admitted that it is only a matter of time before his team-mate and triple world champion Lewis Hamilton will bounce back.

Rosberg has made a perfect start to his F1 season and currently holds a 43-point lead over Hamilton in the championship after winning his fourth successive race of the season at the Russian Grand Prix.

With his fourth win in a row, Rosberg has brought his winning streak tally to seven, which was achieved only by F1 legend Michael Schumacher, Alberto Ascari and Sebastian Vettel.

In contrast, Hamilton had suffered from few technical issues and poor starts, thus making a second, third, seventh and second finish in the first four races of the season.

Admitting that he had never expected to win four consecutive races, German driver Rosberg said he was extremely glad to achieve it, but agreed that sooner or later his run would surely come to an end.

Rosberg pointed out that Hamilton has been driving extremely strongly in the recent times and that the time is not far away when he would fight back.

The 30-year-old believes he would surely going to see some tough battle against Hamilton in the coming future and, therefore, admitted that he has to prepare himself mentally for such kind of situations.

Hamilton hasn’t won a race since claiming the world championship in Austin last year and has 17 more races left to defend his title. (ANI)